Outdoor Educational Programs


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF 2 DEGREES PROGRAMS?

  • Building empathy and openness through exposure to diverse cultures and communities
  • Exploring new academic subjects and perspectives
  • Creating awareness of global issues such as environmental protection and climate change
  • Strengthening confidence and independence
  • Enhancing leadership and problem-solving skills

Our Programs


We offer programs geared to specific age groups, allowing educators to focus on relevant topics and skills based on age. Programs are built to maximize impact and experience while building on the preceding program. Each program deepens the participant’s understanding of how they can demonstrate leadership in a global context.

 

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ELEMENTARY

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

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HIGH SCHOOL

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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TEACHERS

SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH OUTDOOR EDUCATION

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Program Overview


 

Our current packages reflect excellent value in combination with high quality learning experience. We understand that every tour group has unique needs. We offer a customized Tour experience and are happy to accommodate changes to suit your group’s interests. Simply tell us what you are looking for and we will make necessary adjustments that are customized to you and your students.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Ground Transportation in Vancouver
  • Place-based activities and learning materials
  • Equipment rentals
  • Local certified instructors
  • Local tour coordinators

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Airfare and airfare-related fees
  • Passport and Visitor’s Visa costs
  • Baggage charges
  • Personal expenses and spending money
  • Cancellation and/or medical insurance

Program Activities


Canada Place

999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada

Canada Place is a building situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the home of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, and the virtual flight ride FlyOver Canada.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1, Canada

Overcome your fear of heights by walking over a suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River. Topics of study: Marine life, ecology and sustainability.

YMCA-Langara Family YMCA

282 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z5, Canada

Interact with locals similar in age through ice breaker and leadership activities.

Cypress Mountain

6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N9, Canada

Play in snow at a local ski hill. Experience many winter activities at Cypress Mountain.

Gastown

Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Gastown is the original settlement that became the core of the creation of Vancouver, British Columbia. History lesson, souvenir shopping and a picture with the famous steam clock all in the heart of downtown.

Grouse Mountain

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada

Ride a gondola to the peak of Grouse Mountain and witness breathtaking views of Vancouver’s horizon. Meet an aboriginal elder, skate at an outdoor rink and learn about bears of North America.

Help the Homeless

255 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L4, Canada

Create empathy towards the less fortunate by serving meals, sort donations and provide a warm greeting.

Help the Runaway Youth

575 Drake St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8, Canada

Understand and participate in programs that help young people going through crisis.

Metropolis at Metrotown

4700 Kingsway #604, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2, Canada

Develop sustainable consumption skills in Metropolis at Metrotown which is the top rated mall approximately 30 minutes away from Vancouver by train.

Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L3, Canada

Mount Seymour is a local ski hill in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Museum of Anthropology

6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Discover First Nations efforts towards protecting the natural world in the Pacific North West. Connect with your own aboriginal culture by bringing traditional practices of life into modern culture.

North Vancouver

North Vancouver, BC, Canada

North Vancouver is your home away from home. The accommodation and activities mostly reside in North Vancouver because of its proximity to mountains and outdoor education.

Outdoor School

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Stay in a warm cabin surrounded by forest and ocean disconnected from all technology. Students gain awareness on their relationship to technology and re-discover traditional ways to connect with people in nature. Sing, toast marshmallows over a bonfire, wake up to a rock band, play forest games, canoe and hike. Outdoor School fosters love towards nature which translates to being mindful leaders of the next generation.

Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7, Canada

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

Simon Fraser University, commonly referred to as SFU, is rated the second best university in British Columbia. Tour the campus and have a buffet lunch at the school cafeteria.

Simon Fraser University — Vancouver Campus

515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3, Canada

Simon Fraser University, commonly referred to as SFU, is rated the second best university in British Columbia. Tour the campus and have a buffet lunch at the school cafeteria.

Spiritual Education

646 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A3, Canada

Religion is important to you? Attend a local place of worship.

Stanley Park

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada

Stanley Park is rated the top urban park by Tripadvisor. Walk through colorful gardens and experience the famous seawall which is surrounded by the Burrard inlet and connected to downtown.

The University of British Columbia

University Services Bldg, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

University of British Columbia more known as UBC is the top rated university in British Columbia. Tour the campus and experience university life by walking through dorms, cafeterias and lecture halls. Understand the requirements to get into this competitive school.

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a unique site of research and teaching. We aim to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems towards a more sustainable, food secure future.

Whistler

Whistler, BC V0N, Canada

Visit one of the top rated ski resorts in North America, Whistler Blackcomb. Go on a ski lesson and use muscles you never knew existed before. Aim to get the “wee” feeling going down the mountain whether you know how to stop or not. The accommodation is walking distance to the village where you can shop, eat, drink a coffee, have a poutine and people watch. Experience mountain adventure life at Whistler Mountain and Village.

Sample Itinerary


Time Activity Time Activity
0630 Wake Up 1330 Photo opportunity of ocean, seawall, port
0700 Breakfast 1400 Vancouver Economics – Port of Vancouver Presentation
0815 Meet at Lobby load bus 1430 Presentation Ends
0830 Bus Departs 1600 Walk through downtown
0845 Arrive at School 1700 Dinner in Downtown
0900 Meet the Principal – School Visit Starts 1830 Transit back to Hotel
0930 Observe and interact with local students and teachers 1930 Daily Assessment
1100 Done at School 2000 Daily Reflection
1130 Lunch – Delivery 2030 Rest with room mates
1230 Bus Pick Up – Transit to next activity 2130 Lights Out
1300 Arrive at Canada Place

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Program Accommodation


Accommodation selected for the 14-day tour ranges from 3- 5 star hotels, hostels, lodges to cabin style living. Room configurations range from 4 occupancy in a standard hotel room with two queen beds (1 or 2 students per bed) up to 10 occupancy dorm style room. (Some rooms have microwave and mini-fridges).

There are options provided at various rates for students who prefer to have their own bed at all times and for those that don’t mind sharing beds. Males and females are segregated with a chaperone close by 24/7. Some pictures of the room types are shown below:

Program Meal Plan


Food provided ranges from healthy to tasty guilty pleasures. Majority of the time, meals are balanced. Some examples of food served are pasta, Japanese, Chinese, sandwiches, salmon and roast beef with fruits and or vegetables on the side. The typical North American diet like burgers, pizzas, and fries may also be served. Vegetables, fruits, and salads are provided as options, as they are vital to our health.

Meals take place indoors and outdoors. It is part of the Canadian culture to eat at parks, beaches or anywhere outdoor while the sun is out. Students will experience the Canadian culture of eating outdoors while enjoying the fresh air and surroundings.

Meals may be served outdoors, weather permitting. Students use their spending money on preferred drinks or snacks such as coffee, sodas and chocolate bars. We will always provide meals with the intention to keep students energetic as well as tasting new things.

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Program Transportation


How your child travels around each day may vary based on distance, accessibility, and timing. For the best value and local experience, we encourage traveling on the local transit system. It keeps the students alert with many eye-opening cultural differences that are life lessons in itself.

When traveling far we can book a school bus with benches or a chartered bus with individual well-padded seats. In the end, it’s your child’s safety that is the most important when selecting the type of transportation to get to each destination.

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